The good news is the Cannes Fashion Photography festival 2011 is about to kick off. Each year, the streets of the town and the area in front of the Palm Beach are decorated with the world’s finest fashion photography. In 2011, some 90 photographers will be honoured, with prizes in a number of categories. This year’s guest is Tyen, the Vietnamese photographer that has created some of Dior’s most striking images over the past 30 years. The event will run between June 15 and August 15.
The jury of the 2011 edition of the International Festival of Fashion Photography is composed of key figures belonging to the world of photography such as Peter KNAPP, artistic director, Jean-Luc MONTEROSSO, director of The European House of Photography in Paris, Fred RAWYLER, artistic director. They will give three awards according to the creativity, imagination and daring of the artists’ work – their ability to fire one’s imagination.
“…participate in the glamour…”
The photographers themselves are usually delighted to see their work outside of magazines. Said Sweden’s Elisabeth Toll: “I think the Festival shows the fluctuations in the contemporary fashion world in an extraordinary way, presenting the images along the Croisette, inviting all the passers-by to participate in the glamour. It is also
a rare opportunity for photographers to come together and discuss our work with colleagues instead of clients or agents. I feel very spoilt to have the chance to participate in this project.”